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Sea plane emergency landed in the Baltic Sea 27/10 1943.
The aircraft belonged to ? and was coded ?
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The sea plane emergency landed in the Baltic Sea northeast of the island of
Christiansø. At 09:30 hours the aircraft was observed floating about 800 metre
from the Danish fishing vessel SE 111 “Dannebrog”. The flyers were firing flares
and Skipper Harding Nielsen set course for the sea plane.
There was a heavy sea and Nielsen told the flyers to come onboard his vessel as
he probably would not be able to tow the large sea plane to harbour. The flyers
who were busy pumping water from the hull insisted that Nielsen towed the
aircraft to harbour and after a while a heavy rope was tied to the sea plane and
a three hour journey towards land started.
When they were ½ a mile from the
island of Christiansø a German marine vessel arrived and took the aircraft in
tow for the harbour in Neksø.
Sources: AS 18-255.
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